TUTOR TO ASTRONOMIE AND GEOGRAPHIE. Joseph MOXON.
TUTOR TO ASTRONOMIE AND GEOGRAPHIE
TUTOR TO ASTRONOMIE AND GEOGRAPHIE
TUTOR TO ASTRONOMIE AND GEOGRAPHIE
TUTOR TO ASTRONOMIE AND GEOGRAPHIE
TUTOR TO ASTRONOMIE AND GEOGRAPHIE

TUTOR TO ASTRONOMIE AND GEOGRAPHIE

1659. Item #86514

MOXON, Joseph. A TUTOR TO ASTRONOMIE AND GEOGRAPHIE: OR AN EASIE AND SPEEDY WAY TO KNOW THE USE OF BOTH THE GLOBES, CELESTIAL AND TERRESTRIAL. IN SIX BOOKS... Whereunto is added the Antient Poetical Stories of the Stars : shewing several reasons why the several shapes and forms are pictured on the Celestial Globe. Collected from Doctor [Thomas] Hood. As also a Discourse of the Antiquity, Progress and Argumentation of Astronomie. London: Printed by Joseph Moxon, 1659. First edition. Engraved illustrated title-page in Latin ("Ductor ad Astronomiam & Gographiam...") as frontispiece, plus engraved illustrations and wood-engraved figures in text. Small quarto. 18.5 x 14 cm. [14],224,40 pp. Two brief ink corrections in text on pages 27 and 62, and page 96 is soiled. Two leaves (G4 & H1) have paper repairs at bottom fore-corners and several leaves at the end have small loss at bottom fore-corner, none of which affects any text. Yet it is a clean copy overall and handsomely bound in modern full sprinkled calf done in period style, with a gilt-lettered red morocco spine label. Moxon (1627-1691) was a hydrographer - that is a map and chart printer and seller - and mathematician who was skilled in many things (smithing, engraving, printing books and pictures) as well as globe and map making. He operated a shop 'on Corn-hill, at the signe of Atlas' where he sold astronomical books, maps, and instruments. He was elected a fellow of the Royal Society in 1678. (DNB, Wing M3021).

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